As IT service providers and consultants, you are constantly seeking innovative solutions to propel your customers forward.
With a dynamic tech landscape, the choice of platform can be a critical factor in delivering superior service. While PowerApps has been a popular choice, it has its limitations. Enter Nutshell Apps, a solution that goes beyond, offering an impressive array of benefits to both you and your customers.
Understanding PowerApps and Its Limitations
PowerApps, while user-friendly at the surface, grapples with unique business needs. Building an application that veers off the conventional path often necessitates complex coding, even though it’s touted as a low-code platform. The licensing model can also prove costly for larger organisations with intricate applications since a Microsoft tenancy is required for each user, and at over £400 per user per year, achieving a reasonable ROI becomes untenable.
Understanding Low-Code versus No-Code
While PowerApps is a low-code platform, this is quite a liberal claim. Its complexities become apparent when handling even the simplest applications, most of which will require coding of some kind. PowerApps is widely accepted to be an unaccessible platform better suited to developers than mere mortals. Contrastingly, Nutshell is a completely no-code platform, designed for simplicity without compromising capability. It’s truly accessible to non-technical users, ideal for businesses valuing both simplicity and potency.
Nutshell Apps vs Power Apps – Side by Side Comparison
|Partially (primarily low-code)
|User-Friendly Drag and Drop Interface
|Yes, but often requires coding for complex applications
|Limited, dependent on the data source and device capabilities
|Cost-Effective Pricing Model
|Can become costly for larger organisations or complex apps
|High, even for larger applications
|Can be slow or laggy for extensive applications
|Easy Integration with various Databases and APIs
|Yes but mainly within the Microsoft ecosystem
|Customisation and Versatility
|High, designed to meet specific business needs
|Moderate, can become complex for custom applications
|Ease of Learning and Mastery
|High, designed for non-technical users
|Moderate to low, depends on the complexity of the app and knowledge of Microsoft platforms
The Value Proposition for IT Consultants and Service Providers
Nutshell Apps isn’t just a tool; it’s a catalyst for business transformation that can be resold to your customers, opening doors to new opportunities. Imagine being able to build so quickly that you can do rapid prototyping right there at the meeting table. Imagine being able to publish a proof-of-concept before you even leave the meeting. Imagine being able to iterate ideas, test multiple different versions in tandem, all hooked up to the same data source. Imagine how delighted your clients will be, especially when we hook it up to all the same Microsoft tech that PowerApps hooks up to – SharePoint, Teams, PowerBI, OneDrive, Excel, SQL Server… you name it.
By offering Nutshell to your customers, you not only provide a superior app development platform but also a powerful driver for improved productivity and efficiency. As a result, customer satisfaction increases, enhancing your relationship and enabling further business opportunities. Nutshell can become a cornerstone of your value proposition, elevating your offerings and distinguishing your business in the market.
The Nutshell Call to Action
In conclusion, Nutshell Apps surpasses PowerApps’ limitations, significantly impacting your business and your customers’ efficiency and productivity. Explore Nutshell, see its capabilities in action, and understand why it’s becoming the preferred choice for businesses across the globe. Book a demo below, or get in touch with us to learn more about the Nutshell advantage.
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